This week-end marks another milestone…….the arrival of this small person in 2001, who is a much loved and constant companion. Rescued from the North Melbourne Lost Dog’s Home, she was thought to be about a year old. Bella is a very smart and active, I guess she is a poodle crossed with a terrier of some sort, which no doubt contributes to her desire to escape whenever there is the opportunity – an open door, a gate left unlatched for a second and she is gone……probably why she was in the Lost Dog’s Home in the first place. Perhaps when she is really old, she may stop seeking such adventures, but I doubt it.
I finished a little quilt today, it is for Another Little Quilt Swap and hopefully will be sent to someone who likes it when the swap happens in a couple of months time. It looks like there are about 50 people all over the world participating in this, and although it is the first time I have done so, it is the fourth time it has happened. Photos of completed quilts have to be sent to the organiser by July 1st, and they have started to appear on the ALQS blog. It is amazing how one can see faults when it is photographed, (like the wonky bottom of the vase) and there are things I would change if doing it again, but I have no intention of that! I had a terrible time with my machine when I tried to quilt it, with missed stitches and broken threads. I changed needles and bobbin threads, cleaned the machine, rethreaded it a dozen times, read the instructions for the BSR, swore loudly, and did it all again…..so not particularly happy with the quilting, but it will pass – just!
Similar, but different is a birthday post card I made for Emma at the beginning of the month. She is celebrating her 50th birthday on June 24th, and asked her readers to swap a post card to mark the event – hoping to find 50 folk with whom to swap. The internet is a wonderful thing, and she has reached her goal. I don’t envy her the task of making 50 cards to send in return. Emma is gradually showing them on her blog, and as she has now received mine, I can show hers here. It seems somehow I missed quilting one of the petals ……….